After spending some time in Italy last year, a few things became blatantly obvious. Italians know how to relax (See: Positano), they know how to eat, and they know how to dress. One of the inspirations I took home with me was the phenomenon of 'Sprezzatura,' which is essentially the effortless and relaxed, yet put-together lifestyle that's nowadays most commonly applied to fashion. Spend an hour in Rome and you'll witness the seamless combinations of soft tones and wholesome textures, brought together by the always flattering glove-like fit only Italian tailoring seems to master. While this expression often describes something to the effect of a light linen suit with subtle details, loafers and a contrasting pocket square, my rendition focuses on an even more casual vibe. Made for these late summer weeks when the sun is still bright but the humidity has begun to evaporate, the fitted t-shirt and slim jeans make for a classic silhouette, while the shades of green and wheat give it a characteristic summer feel. With a simple foundation, there is more room to gamble at the outer ends of the spectrum, where the honey sunglasses and suede loafers come into play. Stick with a minimally invasive watch to keep the focus on other accessories. Balanced. Tailored. Sprezzatura.
Shirt - Zara // Jeans - J. Crew // Suede Loafers - Ralph Lauren // Watch - Skagen